Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychology

Fellowship Training Overview

Fellows will receive supervised training in counseling/psychotherapy, comprehensive training and supervision in the assessment of Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and mental health crisis intervention. Our training program will be of interest to individuals with a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical psychology and are seeking postdoctoral supervised clinical experience. Fellows receive two and a half hours of individual supervision weekly.

Fellows do intake assessment, carry a case load of brief therapy clients, present at clinical and assessment case presentations, and conduct psychological assessments for Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and participate in the crisis on-call rotation. Fellows receive clinical supervision from a licensed psychologist as well as intense supervision of assessment practices and assessment reports writing. A major portion of training is in assessment.


The Postdoctoral Fellowship program’s mission is to train psychology postdoctoral fellows. Our program is designed sequentially to refine a fellow’s professional identity while instilling competencies in delivery of services at a university-based mental health service with a primary focus on our mentor – apprenticeship supervisory model. This is accomplished through a combination of supervision with experienced clinicians. Our goal is the development of practitioners who can successfully transfer their skills to a variety of outpatient settings within the rapidly evolving healthcare field.

Fellows are part of multidisciplinary treatment teams, using brief treatment modalities to address a wide range of diagnoses and presenting problems. These include intensive brief therapies for individuals and couples; psychological assessment; crisis intervention; on-call management of emergencies; running of groups; and outreach/consultation.  There may be an opportunity to provide supervision.  Post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to have a clinical specialty related to university mental health practice.  Possibilities include assessment, outreach, and working with specific populations.

Each week fellows meet with the training director or the post-doctoral coordinator as part of their professional development.  Meetings include discussion of clinical issues, administrative issues, and discussion on preparing for licensure and developing a professional identity as a psychologist in a university counseling setting.


At CCPH, the training program is committed to serving a diverse campus community.  Trainees are expected to be inclusive and affirming in areas related to multicultural practice.  As part of training, there is a monthly two hour multicultural seminar attended by staff and trainees.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited graduate institution and must have completed a pre-doctoral psychology internship. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population; demonstrated competence in psychological assessment; knowledge of developmental issues of college students; and ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff are required. Candidates will be required to submit verification of completion of their doctorate prior to the start date. On call shifts require evening, weekend, and holiday availability.

General Information

Eligibility: Successful completion of psychology pre-doctoral internship.
Structure:  12 month benefited fellowship position. Occasional evening hours required.
Stipend: $40,000 benefited.

Criminal Records Check (CORI)

Under University of Massachusetts Amherst requirements, employment is contingent upon a successful Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. This will be completed by the university's Human Resources department prior to the start of employment.

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UMass Amherst:

UMass Amherst is a flagship public higher education campus in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, making a profound, transformative impact to the common good.  Founding in 1863, we are the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of our academic, research, and community outreach programs.

We currently rank 24 in a field of more than 700 public, four-year colleges and universities in the Unites States in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual colleges guide.  UMass Amherst is one of the fastest-rising, top-tier public-research universities in the country.

Location:  UMass Amherst, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City.  The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.  For information about programs, arts, and culture of the UMass community, please see

Enrollment (Fall 2018):
• 23,515 undergraduate students
• 7,078 graduate students
• 30,593 total undergraduate and graduate students
Faculty:  Approximately 1,300 full-time instructional faculty